Roxbury Mines

MODERATE 93 reviews
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Roxbury Mines is a 3.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Roxbury, Connecticut that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
564 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

cave

forest

views

wild flowers

The Main Loop (blue blazes) is a moderately difficult, 3.5-mile trail.

hiking
7 days ago

hiking
14 days ago

Went hiking here during Labor Day weekend after seeing the trail listed as one of Connecticut's best. The mix of terrain and the ruins in the first part of the loop made for an interesting trail but the second half was flat an dull. More of a nature walk than a hike. The signage wasn't very good either as everyone seemed to come to where the gorge bridge should have been and then looked very confused and walked away. Overall though, it was a great hike. Beware of parking though as there isn't much. You can park on the dirt road but it is narrow so be careful.

hiking
16 days ago

Nice mix of terrain with a few moderate climbs. Interesting historic site with remains of the mining facility from the 19th century. We look forward to seeing it again.

hiking
17 days ago

Really cool trail with lots of neat things to see. Just enough climbing mixed with flat walking trails. Looking forward to going back.

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1 month ago

easy to find, well marked trails, mines are cool!

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Great trail. Well maintained. Many interesting sites for kids of all ages.

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2 months ago

Roxbury Land Trust does a terrific job of maintaining all of their properties. This is among my favorite among their holdings.

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2 months ago